frylock (1127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden color with a small white head. Medicinal honey aroma. Dry and bitter with some honey flavors in the background. Decent, but not too exciting.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange colour with a super-thin white head. Aroma of coriander seed, honey and a slight yeastiness. Medium to Full-bodied; Spicey/Bubble-gumy flavours with a nice palate. Very refreshing and good to try! I had this bottle at the Winter Party at Oakes' place in Toronto, Canada on 05-December-2003. Many thanks go out to DougShoemaker for supplying this 750 mL bottle for us all to try during the party!
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice golden body. Aaroma is a bit of honey, and an odd subtext of what i perceived as bbq chips. Some odd flavours mixed in with this one that I wasn't liking.
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2003 Thanks to mabdoney for sending this out! Pours a clouded amber. Almost no head. The nose is candy sugar and honey. There seems almost a hint of lemonade as well. The taste is dry and earthy with flat honey and sweetened overtones. Very light feel on the tongue. Whispy mouthfeel. Slightly tart, but dry finish. Good beer! Nice saison!
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for mabdoney for sending me this beer. This tasted just a like any other saison with add honey to it. The honey flavormade this beer very enjoyable.
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 2000 cork-dated 750ml bottle
<P> Shimmering, medium gold body topped with a bubbly, bright white head. Good retention and lacing. Interesting aroma of faint honey, musty yeast, cotton candy, medicinal phenolics, a hint of black pepper, farmhouse funk, and those edible wax lips I used to buy around Halloween time as a child. On top of a solid base of Dupont’s signature earthy, peppery funk, is a slightly sweet layer of honey, phenols, and fruit (most notably pears). Hop flavor and bitterness are mostly no-shows. Relaxed and subtle character. Finishes prickly and extremely dry, with a hint of cardboard-like oxidation and musty yeast. Some acidity on the tail end as well. Lengthy finish, with the mustiness hanging on for what seems an eternity. Nothing great, but a solid brew. Thanks to my buddy Dave for the generous donation to the cause.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Frothy head that never completely fades, initial champagne-like body, and golden color. Nice aroma of toasted wheat, wood, esters, and honey. Flavor of honey, fruity esters, and leathery yeast. Firm sourness and bitterness and not overly sweet or cloying. Decent depth overall and a nice, warming beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of crud at the top of the bottle that sprayed upon openning. Cloudy golden color with a dense smaller head of cream colored bubbles. Aromas of pale malt, light orange citrus, sweet flowers and touch of sulfur(burnt matches). Lots of yeast in the flavor. Orange blossom honey and honeysuckles mingle. Finish has a mild astringency that distracts from the honey flavors. Rather muddled.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy fruity grapejuice,hay, bubblegum aroma.Hazy dark blond appearance with rocky head.Familiar dry hoppy yeasty Dupont farmhouse flavor with a touch of honey and grapes.No alchohol detected.Lingering dry fruity hoppy honey aftertaste.
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, pale orange; white head, fast reduced to rim. Superb nose of a summer hayfield: clover, honey, steaming wheat, heavy clay, straw from the mowed field next door, and ending meaty. Taste yields honey, cookies, cloverhoney WITH the flowers. Superb again. Meaty, yeasty finish. Seem to taste the husks of the barley. Well-bodied. Honey helps of course. Very dry finish. Great beer! Probably Belgium's best honey beer since the demise of Peissant brewery.